The Day | Scarlett Johansson Takes In Some Theater

IMG_0394(4)Nadja Popovich

Good morning, East Village.

The above photo was taken during “casserole night” yesterday, part of what organizers hope will be an ongoing international movement to show solidarity for students protesting tuition hikes in Quebec. According to a reporter for The Local, over 100 protesters made their way from Washington Square Park to Union Square and then uptown, some of them banging pots and pans as they headed up Broadway.

Crain’s reports that the Jehovah’s Witness Hall that was such a headache for Nublu is now on the market. “The 3,050-square-foot, two-story property located at 67 Avenue C, at 5th Street, is up for grabs, according to Robert Knakal, chairman of Massey Knakal Realty Services, which was retained to market the building on behalf of the Witnesses.”

The Post reports that one of the men accused of attaching skimming devices to ATMs in Astor Place and Union Square has been sentenced to three years in prison. His brother and alleged accomplice remains at large.

Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York notes that the Atlas Barber School, which has long offered $5 haircuts, has closed after 64 years. “With the loss of Atlas, we have lost the last of a breed – the last barber school of the old Barber School District; the last classic, shave-teaching barber school in the city; and the oldest barber school in the state of New York.”

Chelsea Now wonders if “clowns, carnival games, miniature golf and more as part of a Kid’s Carnival” is really in keeping with the spirit of Howl! Festival, which starts tomorrow.

The Post spotted Scarlett Johansson catching “Jukebox Jackie” at La MaMa the other day, and now The Lo-Down reviews the homage to Warhol superstar Jackie Curtis. The play is “a passionate homage to glamour, played out on a glittering pink stage in front of a screen projected with images of Warhol stars like Nico and John Cage and the Hollywood legends that inspired much of Jackie’s style, like Greta Garbo and James Dean.”

Gothamist wants to know who’s responsible for turning the fountain in Union Square into a bubble bath.

In a profile of Jesse Malin, the musician who’s also an owner of Niagara, Bowery Electric, and Black Market, the Nashville Scene quotes him opining about John Varvatos: “He’s a guy from Detroit who loves rock ‘n’ roll.” Mr. Malin says New York is “still a great mix of people. Life just happens here.”

Speaking of local musicians, Gavin DeGraw talks to The Mercury about his beating last year. “I was bludgeoned physically and clobbered emotionally as well. It was weird waking up with a breathing tube down my throat but it could have been really bad.”

Eddie Huang of Baohaus announces on his blog that he and James Cruickshank of Whitmans are throwing a party at Westway tonight.

Bowery Boogie notes that East Village startup Village Doorman, which allows your local bodega to pick up packages for you, has switched to a subscription model.

Fork in the Road drops into the new location of Rai Rai Ken. “Those who loved the cramped old space, and its darkened, cramped, well-worn look, with a bubbling pot of stock seemingly always on the stove – will be amazed.”

And finally, some photos of John Legend picking up dog poop in the neighborhood.